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2016

September/October/December

16 SEP *TNT* GUY TORTORA & BEN TYZACK at the CROSS KEYS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS: 236 - 238 St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XD. A Duo Evening with Guy + Ben Tyzack. Guitars, harmonicas, kazoos - and heavin' fine singing, too! www.crosskeystw.co.uk Starts at 8:30 PM.
26 SEP GUY TORTORA - Solo - w/Martin McNeil at PEGGY SUES'S, SOUTHEND: Peggy Sues's Music Bar, 1063A London Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3JP Tel: 01702 470121 www.peggysuesmusicbar.com 8 PM
8 OCT GUY TORTORA BAND - BLUES AT THE FARM: Barleylands Sports & Social Club, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UF Tel: 07732 325479 2 PM "The best little Juke Joint in Essex!" www.bluesatthefarm.net
3 DEC GUY TORTORA BAND at BOROUGH BLUES CLUB: at Cwmbran RFC, Kings Head Ground, off Station Road, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran NP44 1NY 7:30 PM - First time for the GTB at Borough Blues and looking forward to it! Bookings Tel: Tony Smith on 01633 483238www.boroughblues.com

 

2017

JanuaryFebruary/March

9 Jan GUY TORTORA *SOLO* - with Martin McNeill - at PEGGY SUES'S, SOUTHEND: Peggy Sues's Music Bar, 1063A London Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3JP Tel: 01702 470121 www.peggysuesmusicbar.com 8 PM
24 FEB GUY TORTORA BAND at St. Harmonica's Blues Club: 6 Cannon Hill, London N14 7HG - 8 PM - Full Info from: CLUB WEBSITE
8 MAR GUY TORTORA BAND at DUSTY'S BLUES CLUB: Holmer Green Sports Assn, Watchett Lane, Holmer Green, nr high Wycombe, bucks, HP15 6UF Tel: 01702 711485 Doors 8 PM WEBSITE
16 MAR GUY TORTORA BAND at Tring Blues Club: Tring Park Cricket Club, beechwood, London Road, Tring HP23 6HA 8:30 PM Tickets From: Blues Bar Website A return for Guy & Band at this great club!
20 MAR GUY TORTORA TRIO - The Cherington Arms: Cherington, Shipston-on-Stour CV36 5HS Tel: 01608 685183 WEB: http://thecheringtonarms.co.uk 8:30 PM
25 MAR **T&T** - Tyzack & Tortora - at The Imperial Rooms, Matlock, Derbyshire - Imperial Rooms, Imperial Road, Matlock DE4 3NL BOOKINGS TEL:01246 860022 WEBSITE: PEAK CONCERTS: EMAIL: tickets@peakconcerts.co.uk Starts At 8 PM
26 MAR **T&T** - Tyzack & Tortora - Scarborough Top Secret Blues Festival: Scarborough Spa Ocean Room. Tickets Via: SCARBOROUGH BLUES FESTIVAL Website. Another fabulous lineup this year, so Book Early! Guy & Ben will be playing the Main Stage on Sunday afternoon.
28 APRIL GUY TORTORA BAND AT NEW CRAWDADDY CLUB: Billericay Town FC, Blunts Wall Rd, Billericay, Essex CM12 9SA Tel: 01277 652 188 BOOKING VIA WEBSITE: http://newcrawdaddyclub.co.uk/home/ - 8 PM - Back in the Essex Delta at this fine club in Billericay

May - August

6 May "T&T"(Tyzack & Tortora) at OVERTON ON DEE FESTIVAL: Presented by Goin' Up The Country. The festival is 5/6 May with great acts including Dale Storr, Ian Parker, Kaz Hawkins, Catfish and Tyzack & Tortora. Tickets from the Goin' Up The Country Website: www.hookerblues.co.uk or their Facebook Page
7 May GUY TORTORA BAND & OTHERS - BLUES AT THE BARNS: A done day event and a stunning celebration of Acoustic blues and Roots Music with Guy Tortora Band, Spikedrivers, Giles Hedley, David Hughes, Richard Townend. Marting Mc Neill and Noel Cowley! At: Creeksea Place Farm, Burnham on Crouch, Essex CM0 8PJ - Advance Tickets From the PARLOUR CAFE - Tel: 01621 785292 or From: www.parlour-cafe.com See A Promo HERE
10 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND - Malt Shovel Tavern, Northampton: 121 Bridge St. Northampton NN1 1QF Yes - We're gettin' them MaltShovel Blues again! Starts 9 PM. WEBSITE Tel: 01604 234212
30 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND at the TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB: Hooley Village Club, St. Margarets Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3RB Tel: 07799 796670 - 8:30 PM - Tivckets and Info via the TNMC WEBSITE - First time for the GTB at this intimate venue and radio show in Surrey.
9 JUNE

!!CANCELLED!! Due to circumstances beyond our control . . . we hope to re-schedule this for another time . . .

GUY TORTORA BAND - BROOKS BLUES BAR at The Sound Lounge, 210-212 Uppter Tooting Road, London SW17 7EW, Tickets from the Brooks Blues WEBSITE or via the Sound Llounge. Doors at 7 PM. Brooks Blues Bar have moved south of the river to Tooting and the Sound Lounge - a venue decicated to live music and performance.

1O JUNE GUY TORTORA BAND at FORTY HALL ROOTS/AMERICANA "BEER AND BLUES" DAY: Forty Hall, Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA Tel: 0208 8076680 WEBSITE There will be many fine acts at this one-day Festival, from lunchtime and onwards into the evening. GTB will be on stage at 3 PM ON THE BLACK BARN STAGE. WEBSITE: http://www.fortyhallfarm.org.uk/events/forty-hall-farm-beer-and-blues-festival.html
15 JUNE GUY TORTORA DUO - at Blues In The City, Chelmsford: The Bassment, 16-18 Wells Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HZ WEBSITE Returning to the Bassment for a Night of Acoustic Blues!
5 JULY

GUY TORTORA DUO - at The Anchor, Sevenoaks: Guy in duo with keysman Janos Bajtala from the GT Band.. 32 London Road, Sevenoaks Kent TN13 1AS Tel: 01732 454898. www.anchorsevenoaks.co.uk/ This gig is part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival events, presented by Sue Revel of the Blues With Bottle Club. Music at 8 PM

26 AUGUST "T&T" - TYZACK & TORTORA: Blues In Farnsfield: Farnsfield Village Centre, New Hill, Farnsfield, Newark NG22 8JN - 8 PM - First time at Blues in Farnsfield for T&T

 

2016

January/February

8 JAN GUY TORTORA SOLO at the Kalamazoo Klub: Downstairs at the Kings Head, 2 Crouch End Hill, London N8 8AA - At Long Last the Kalamzoo Klub is back in its old home in the Downstairs Room in Crouch Ends well known Kings Head pub. Local artistes inc. Guy will be helping to celebrate. WEBSITE Doors 8:30 PM
25 JAN Guy Tortora Trio - Cherington Arms, Cherington House, Shipston On Stour CV36 5HS - Another Tim Porter Music Production! - Starts 9 PM
21 FEB **THT** - Tyzack & Tortora - Broadstairs Blues Bash - Venue Details To Follow - Visit: Blues Bash Website - Guy & Ben will play from 4 - 6 PM

March

11 MAR TYZACK & TORTORA - **TNT** - Keighley Blues Club: Keighley Cougars RLFC, Royd Ings Avenue, BD21 3RF Doors: 7 PM www.keighleybluesclub.net
12 MAR **TNT** - TBA
13 JAN **TNT** AT 2016 SCARBOROUGH TOP SECRET BLUES FESTIVAL: Scarborough Spa Ocean Room. Tickets Via: SCARBOROUGH BLUES FESTIVAL Many fabulous acts this year inc. Aynsley Lister, Connie Lush, Kyla Brox, Marcus Malone, Station house, Wolfpack AND MORE! Book Early! Guy & Ben will be playing the Acoustic Stage on Sunday afternoon.
17 MAR GUY TORTORA BAND at Tring Blues Club: Tring Park Cricket Club, beechwood, London Road, Tring HP23 6HA 8:30 PM Tickets From: Blues Bar Website First time for Guy & Band at this great club!
31 MAR GUY TORTORA BAND at Cranleigh Arts Centre: Eclectic Live Music Presents Guy & Band at this lovely arts centre in a converted church in Cranleigh: 1 High Street, Cranleigh GU6 8AS - Advance Tickets: 01483 278000 CRANLEIGH ARTS WEBSITE 8:30 PM

April/May

2 APR GUY TORTORA BAND at Brooks Blues Bar: Jazz Cafe Posk, 238 - 246 King Street, Hammersmith London W6 0RF Tickets annd Booking Info HERE
  GUY TORTORA BAND IN GERMANY:
8 April Neuottinger Guitarrentage: Stadstaal Neuotting, Ludwigstrasse 62, 84524 Neuotting - Doors 7 PM - On Stage 8 PM
9 April Altes Schulhaus - Lauterbach: Am Kreuzveg 4, 85232 Lauterbach doors 7:30 PM
10 April Rattlesnake Saloon: Schneeglockchenstrasse 91, 80995 Munchen - On Stage at 8:30 PM Tel: +49 89 1504035 WEBSITE
   
20 APR **TNT** Tyzack & Tortora at the Midnight Special Blues Club, The Blues Room At The Old Ford, Lynchford Road, Ash Vale Surrey GU12 5QA - Details From The Midnight Special WEBSITE
22 April GUY TORTORA DUO (with Costa Tancredi on bass) at the Marquis of Lorne: 132 High Street, Stevenage, SG1 3DB Website: HERE Doors 8 PM
20 MAY GUY TORTORA BAND at St. Harmonica's Blues Club: 6 Cannon Hill, London N14 7HG - 8 PM - Full Info from: CLUB WEBSITE

JUNE/JULY

8 JUNE GUY TORTORA BAND at DUSTY'S BLUES CLUB: Holmer Green Sports Assn, Watchett Lane, Holmer Green, nr high Wycombe, bucks, HP15 6UF Tel: 01702 711485 Doors 8 PM WEBSITE
10 JUNE GUY TORTORA BAND at the New Crawdaddy Club: at the Billericay Town FC buildings, Bkunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex CM12 9SA WEBSITE Doors 8 PM
24 JUNE GUY TORTORA BAND at The Crawley Blues Club: at The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ Tel: 01293 553636 or book online at their WEBSITE This event is part of the Crawley Folk Festival Week at The Hawth, with lots of great music during the festival. Book ahead if you can!
1 JULY GUY TORTORA DUO - CROSS KEYS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS: 236 - 238 St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XD. A Duo Evening with Guy + Janos Bajtala on keys. www.crosskeystw.co.uk Starts at 8:30 PM.
4 JULY GUY TORTORA BAND - American Independence Night Special: The Bulls Head, Stormy Monday Blues at the Bluus Head, Barnes 373 Lonsdale Road SW13 9PY Doors 7:30 PM WEBSITE Tel: 020 8876 5241
9 JULY GUY TORTORA BAND at Livestock Beer & Blues Festival: Forty Hall, Forty Hill, London EN2 9HA Tel: 020 8363 8196 WEBSITE Guy & Band will be on stage in the afternoon at 3 PM
13 JULY GUY TORTORA BAND - MALT SHOVEL TAVERN: 121 Bridge St. Northampton NN1 1QF Yes - We're gettin' them MaltShovel Blues again! Starts 9 PM. WEBSITE Tel: 01604 234212
29 JULY GUY TORTORA TRIO - NEW INN, GLOUCESTER: 16 Northgate Street, Gloucester GL1 1SF - Part of Gloucester Blues Week at the New Inn. An Early Start For This One At 7 PM Tel: 01452 522177 Trio with Janos on keys, Costa on bass, playing a mostly acoustic selection for this one!

September/October/December

16 SEP *TNT* GUY TORTORA & BEN TYZACK at the CROSS KEYS, TUNBRIDGE WELLS: 236 - 238 St. Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9XD. A Duo Evening with Guy + Ben Tyzack. Guitars, harmonicas, kazoos - and heavin' fine singing, too! www.crosskeystw.co.uk Starts at 8:30 PM.
26 SEP GUY TORTORA - Solo - w/Martin McNeil at PEGGY SUES'S, SOUTHEND: Peggy Sues's Music Bar, 1063A London Road, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 3JP Tel: 01702 470121 www.peggysuesmusicbar.com 8 PM
8 OCT GUY TORTORA BAND - BLUES AT THE FARM: Barleylands Sports & Social Club, Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UF Tel: 07732 325479 2 PM "The best little Juke Joint in Essex!" www.bluesatthefarm.net
3 DEC GUY TORTORA BAND at BOROUGH BLUES CLUB: at Cwmbran RFC, Kings Head Ground, off Station Road, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran NP44 1NY 7:30 PM - First time for the GTB at Borough Blues and looking forward to it! Bookings Tel: Tony Smith on 01633 483238www.boroughblues.com

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Live Reviews:

(more to follow, as this site is updated)

Running Horse, Nottingham UK -- Guy plays every conceivable blues style over the coure of the evening, alternating between National steel, acoustic and electric guitars. He plays lots of slide and is one of the toughetst and yet subtlest guitarists I've ver seen. The high quality of his playing coupled with his ferocious attack put me in mind of the superb American band Delta Moon, recent visitors to the venue. Guy's voice is great -- easy to listen to and he delivers the lyrics with great clarity and, yes, passion. they are really worth hearing, too, being thoughtful, often wryly funny and of course musically catchy, spellbinding, hypnotic, etc. I can imagine one or two big stars having a crack at this material. I'll go out on a limb and say Guy is possibly the best writer of new blues since Larry Garner. His band? Gawd, where do `I start? Janos on keyboards was a phenomenal blues player, alert to every single thing that the otehers - especially Guy - did. He provided a real musical foil for Guy's guitar which took the music to considerable heights of excitement. The bassist Brendan was a rock. Yes, I know it's a cliche but it's true. He had the range of skills associated with Jack Bruce and as for the drummer (Neil) he was awesome -- how can someone play as powerfully as him and yet blend in so unobtrusively? I've seen a lot of bands over th eyears and this band were one of the very best. Seriously, they were that good, ask anybody who was there, and do catch them live if you can. Dave Kingsbury

 

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